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What could have been...16 team CAA from Phily to Charleston
http://articles.dailypress.com/2000-03-1...erence-usa

here is the best article I have found on the potential CAA SoCon "merger" after ECU and American announced they were leaving.

The article above says it was a 14 team merger but I believe by the time Richmond pulled out and nixed the thing it was announced as a 16 team deal.

This is what I believe it would have looked like

Football:
Delaware, W&M, JMU, Richmond, VMI, Furman, Wofford, The Citadel

All Sports:
Delaware, Drexel, Navy(or Towson), VMI, GMU, JMU, W&M, ODU, VCU, Richmond, UNCW, UNCG, Charleston, The Citadel, Furman, Wofford.

That would have left the SoCon to rebuild as a public school league with App and Georgia Southern leading the way. Crazy how different things might have been.
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04-13-2017 04:11 PM
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RE: What could have been...16 team CAA from Phily to Charleston
(04-13-2017 04:11 PM)solohawks Wrote:  http://articles.dailypress.com/2000-03-1...erence-usa

here is the best article I have found on the potential CAA SoCon "merger" after ECU and American announced they were leaving.

The article above says it was a 14 team merger but I believe by the time Richmond pulled out and nixed the thing it was announced as a 16 team deal.

This is what I believe it would have looked like

Football:
Delaware, W&M, JMU, Richmond, VMI, Furman, Wofford, The Citadel

All Sports:
Delaware, Drexel, Navy(or Towson), GMU, JMU, W&M, ODU, VCU, Richmond, UNCW, UNCG, Charleston, The Citadel, Furman, Wofford.

That would have left the SoCon to rebuild as a public school league with App and Georgia Southern leading the way. Crazy how different things might have been.

Yeah, when I was at JMU the members were JMU, Mason, W&M, Richmond, Navy/ODU, ECU, American, and UNCW. ODU had replaced Navy and this was a couple of years prior to the formation of the Yankee football conference. It always made sense to eventually add some of those football teams but things got unstable as Navy, Richmond, ECU, and others started to leave.

I kinda know how schools like Southern Miss feel when many of your rivals leave and the conference just isn't the same but we've had some good additions over the years (even if not as nationally known as some that have left). My biggest gripe is our football program has long since outgrown FCS but CAA Football has definitely been a great home at the FCS level.
05-23-2017 09:45 PM
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RE: What could have been...16 team CAA from Phily to Charleston
(04-13-2017 04:11 PM)solohawks Wrote:  http://articles.dailypress.com/2000-03-1...erence-usa

here is the best article I have found on the potential CAA SoCon "merger" after ECU and American announced they were leaving.

The article above says it was a 14 team merger but I believe by the time Richmond pulled out and nixed the thing it was announced as a 16 team deal.

This is what I believe it would have looked like

Football:
Delaware, W&M, JMU, Richmond, VMI, Furman, Wofford, The Citadel

All Sports:
Delaware, Drexel, Navy(or Towson), GMU, JMU, W&M, ODU, VCU, Richmond, UNCW, UNCG, Charleston, The Citadel, Furman, Wofford.

That would have left the SoCon to rebuild as a public school league with App and Georgia Southern leading the way. Crazy how different things might have been.

This looks about right - though I believe it also included Villanova for football and Davidson in bbl. Also, I don't think VCU was part of the plan though could be wrong there. They may have still been in the old Metro.
06-11-2017 10:36 AM
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RE: What could have been...16 team CAA from Phily to Charleston
You said 16 teams but your "All Sports" list only has 15 teams.
06-17-2017 08:33 AM
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RE: What could have been...16 team CAA from Phily to Charleston
(06-17-2017 08:33 AM)EvanJ Wrote:  You said 16 teams but your "All Sports" list only has 15 teams.

Forgot to list VMI. THey are on the football list.
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